High Standards for High Achievement

How To's:

To Create a movie in Windows Movie Maker:
Click on the link and follow these easy steps from WikiHow to create your movie. YOU MUST READ!!! There are also pictorial representations of each step. To add transitions, video effects, credits and captions, follow these easy steps from TECH EASE...Again, you must READ!!!! Have Fun!

To Change Your E-Portfolio Theme:
  1. Click on “More” in the upper right hand side of your website.
  2. Click on “Manage Site”.
  3. Click on “Themes” in the bottom left hand corner.
  4. Choose the new theme you want.
  5. Click “Save” in red at the top of the screen.
  6. Click on the name of your website to view the new theme.

To create an MP3 using Garage Band:
GarageBand is a fun and highly entertaining application. It allows users to create music, learn how to play an instrument, and much more. But GarageBand can also be overwhelming and confusing program if you are not familiar with it. The following steps will teach you how to create a basic GarageBand song, and hopefully help lead you to become a GarageBand professional!

To Create a Google Survey:

1. Log in to your existing Google account.
2. Open the Documents home page.
3. Begin a new online survey by clicking "Form" from the New menu. Note that you may choose from a predefined template by selecting "From Template ..."
4. Enter a Title or name for the online survey. Also, provide a Description. This is optional, but appears above all questions and is useful for providing instructions to users on completing your survey.
5. Enter the question Title for each question. Optionally, enter help text that may be helpful to users completing your survey. Finally, select the Type of question (Text, Multiple Choice, etc.) and indicate whether the question is required (forces users to enter a response). Add as many questions as needed by clicking "Add Question" at the upper left of the window.
6. Hover over your questions with your mouse pointer to see small icons appear to the right that allow you to either Edit, Copy or Delete the question. Take any of these actions necessary for all of your questions.
7. Complete your work and click "Save" at the upper right of the window to save the form.
8. Edit the confirmation window that is offered to users after completing your survey by clicking "Edit Confirmation" from the More Actions menu.
9. Distribute your completed survey by clicking "Email this Form" on the menu bar (this generates an email with the link to your survey form), or clicking "Embed" from the More Actions menu. Google displays a URL that you copy and paste into your email or Web page.
10. View your survey recipient responses by clicking "See Responses" on the menu bar. Click "Summary" to view statistics for each of your questions. The Summary display offers statistics and charts for all responses.

To Print Your Computer Screen: (You will need to do this for your box and whisker plot for your On your Own Time Project)

  1. Please make sure that the image that you wish to print is visible on the screen.
  2. Hit the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard. (This copies an image of your screen onto your computer's clipboard)
    Print Screen
    Print Screen
  3. Open a writing or drawing program (such as Microsoft Word or "Paint")"Paste" the image from the clipboard into the application (Edit · Paste).
  4. Paint can be found at:
    Start Menu
    Start Menu
    · All Programs · Accessories · Paint
  5. If you're using "Paint": you can use the "crop" tool to keep only the part of the image you wish. To use the crop tool: select the part of the image you wish to keep, then select the "Cut" option from the file menu and open up a new window and select the "Paste" option.

To Create a Google Website:
  1. Log onto your Google Account using the EXACT SAME user name and password as when you log onto the computer.
  2. Click on “SITES”
  3. Click on “CREATE”
  6. Click on “USE THIS TEMPLATE”
  7. You will be prompted to name your site. (Name your website your First and Last Name).
  8. You will be prompted to Choose a Theme. (Choose the design of your website)
  9. You may edit your website’s look and feel at anytime.
  10. Bookmark your website address (you will use it often!)

To Convert a Document to a Webpage:
  1. Log onto your Google Account using the EXACT SAME user name and password as when you log onto the computer.
  2. Click on “DOCUMENTS”
  3. Click on the UPLOAD LOGO next to the CREATE button.
  4. Browse your computer for the saved document.
  5. Upload the document
  6. Click “OK” to convert the document to a webpage.
  7. This webpage will automatically be saved in your Google Account as a document.
  8. You will need the website address to link in a PPT presentation

To Link a Webpage in a PPT Presentation:
  1. Go to your Document Webpage.
  2. Copy the Website Address.
  3. Open a PPT presentation slide in Google Docs.
  4. Type the Name of the Document Webpage (i.e. Stephanie’s Expense Report)
  5. Highlight the Name of the Document Webpage you typed.
  6. Click on “INSERT”
  7. Click on “LINK”
  8. Paste the webpage address in the link box.
  9. Your page is linked! When presenting your project, you need to just click on the link to go to your assigned webpage.

To save your Concept Maps on www.bubbl.us.com :

1. Go to the bottom right hand corner and click the button MENU
2. Click on EXPORT
3. Make sure it is saved as a JPEG and click OK
4. Click the SAVE button
5. Click on MY COMPUTER and save to your name or your flash drive
6. When it says DOWNLOAD COMPLETE, you have successfully saved your work.

To Create a Google Doc:

1. Log onto your Google Account
2. On the top of the page, click the DOCUMENTS buttom
3. Click on CREATE NEW
4. Click on Document
5. A new document should appear
6. Rename your Document. EX: LAST NAME then ASSIGNMENT NAME
7. Begin typing/ editing your document.

To Upload Images:

1. On the top of the document/ website click INSERT.
2. Click on "Image"
3. Browse for your file in the place where you saved it (Your Name or your Flash Drive).
4. Resize your image to fit where you want it in the document.

Note- You can not simply copy and paste an image, you must save it first to your computer and then upload it.

To Share a Google Doc:
1. In the upper right hand corner of the document page, click on the SHARE BUTTON.
2. Then click on SHARING SETTINGS,
3. A box should pop up that says ADD PEOPLE.
4. Start typing my name, sgreen, and my full name should appear.
5. Click on my name.
6. Click on SHARE.
8. You are done! Remember that Google saves automatically, so you don’t have to worry about saving your document!!